Ex-NFL player takes Guy’s patients to Wembley game

Alex Yeates (10 November, 2016) Culture Health

Ex-NFL star Chris Draft made the visit as founder of Team Draft, the lung cancer charity he established with his wife, Keasha, who died of the disease at the age of 38

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A former American Football player visited the Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital and took two patients to the Washington Redskins game the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium.

Ex-NFL star Chris Draft made the visit as founder of Team Draft, the lung cancer charity he established with his wife, Keasha, who died of the disease at the age of 38.

Team Draft is dedicated to raising lung cancer awareness and funding by “shattering the misconception that lung cancer is purely a smoker’s disease.”

Chris invited Guy’s cancer patients Tracy Gordon and Jimmy Jukes MBE, the Pearly King of Camberwell and Bermondsey, to Wembley as part of his charity’s Survivor at Every Stadium mission.

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Jimmy, who runs charity UK Homes 4 Heroes, said: “The new cancer centre is great, brilliant. I’d read a lot about Chris and his story so meeting him was a real pleasure”.

About 35,000 people die from lung cancer in the UK every year, making it the UK’s biggest cancer killer.

Chris Draft, co-founder of Team Draft, said: “Thank you Guy’s Cancer Centre for supporting Team Draft’s efforts to bring our international campaign to change the face of lung cancer to the UK.

“It was an absolute pleasure to tour the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s on Saturday, and host lung cancer survivors Jimmy Jukes and Tracy Gordon at the NFL UK on Sunday.”

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